Famous Black Mixed Martial Artists

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Jon Jones
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Two-Time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
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Birthdate: July 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

Jon Jones, the American professional mixed martial artist, is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists ever. He holds many Ultimate Fighting Championship records in the light heavyweight division. However, he has been also been involved in several controversies and has been arrested for felony, hit-and-run charges and has tested positive for banned substances.

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Kamaru Usman
(Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: May 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auchi, Nigeria
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Anderson Silva
(One of the Best Mixed Martial Artists of All Time)
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Birthdate: April 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva began learning Taekwondo at 12. He holds the record of the longest reign by any UFC title-holder, being the middleweight champion from 2006 to 2013, and also has a record of 16 consecutive wins. He also has black belts in multiple martial art forms.

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Quinton Jackson
(American Mixed Martial Artist, Actor and Former Professional Wrestler)
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Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Quinton Jackson is a mixed martial artist and former professional wrestler turned actor. He is famous for his eccentric personality traits and aggressive style of fighting. He is credited with making MMA a popular sport worldwide. As an actor, he has appeared in a few films, including Miss March and Bad Guys. He is a controversial person. 

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Kimbo Slice
(Bahamian-American Mixed Martial Artist Who Became Noted for ‘Mutual Combat Street Fights’ Which were Spread Across the Internet)
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Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: June 6, 2016

Kimbo Slice, dubbed The King of the Web Brawlers by Rolling Stone, gained fame for his mutual combat street fights. He dabbled in MMA, boxing, and wrestling, eventually signing with EliteXC and competing in UFC. A little over a year after signing with Bellator MMA, he died of heart failure.

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Tyron Woodley
(Mixed martial artist)
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Birthdate: April 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ferguson, Missouri, United States
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Bobby Lashley
(Professional Wrestler and Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States
Wrestler and MMA legend Bobby Lashley has won titles such as the ECW World Championship, the TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE US Championship. He currently plays for Raw under WWE, as part of stable The Hurt Business. He has headlined events such as Bound for Glory.
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Demetrious Johnson
(Mixed martial artist)
Demetrious Johnson
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Birthdate: August 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madisonville, Kentucky, United States
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Dillian Whyte
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Birthdate: April 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica

Born in Jamaica, Dillian Whyte moved with his family to the UK as a 12-year-old. Initially a British kickboxing champion, he later moved on to boxing. He was banned for 2 years for consuming a banned drug. He apparently had his first child at age 13, becoming one of the world’s youngest fathers.

 10 
Bob Sapp
(Wrestler)
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Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
 11 
Anthony Johnson
(Mixed martial artist)
Anthony Johnson
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Birthdate: March 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Georgia, United States
 12 
Rashad Evans
(Mixed martial artist)
Rashad Evans
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Birthdate: September 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
 13 
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
(Mixed martial artist and Former kickboxer)
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Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
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Phil Davis
(Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Mr. Wonderful Phil Davis is a popular American MMA fighter who represents Bellator MMA. He has previously been a four-time NCAA D-I All-American at Penn State and also boasts of a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He had also excelled in tennis and cross-country running in his younger days.

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Khalil Rountree Jr.
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Khalil Rountree Jr.
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Birthdate: February 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Derek Brunson
(Mixed martial artist)
Derek Brunson
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Birthdate: January 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Ricardo Mayorga
(Nicaraguan Professional Boxer and Former Mixed Martial Artist Known for His Trash-Talks Before the Fight)
Ricardo Mayorga
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Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Masaya, Nicaragua

Ricardo Mayorga is a Nicaraguan former boxer and mixed martial artist. Often referred to as the craziest man in boxing, Mayorga is known for his antics outside the ring as much as for his achievements inside the ring. An entertaining boxer, 26 out of his 32 wins were knockouts. From 2005 to 2006, he held the WBC super welterweight title.

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Derrick Lewis
(Mixed martial artist)
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Birthdate: February 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Kevin Randleman
(Mixed martial artist, Wrestler)
Kevin Randleman
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Birthdate: August 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Died: February 11, 2016
 20 
Cheick Kongo
(Mixed martial artist)
Cheick Kongo
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Birthdate: May 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Uriah Hall
(First UFC Fighter in History to Win a Fight Without Throwing a Single Strike)
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Birthdate: July 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Uriah Hall is a Jamaican-American professional mixed martial artist who emerged as The Ultimate Fighter 17 Knockout of the Season. He currently fights in the middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has previously been associated with Bellator MMA and Ring of Combat. Besides mixed martial arts, he has made a few media appearances. 

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Alain Ngalani
(Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Walt Harris
(Mixed martial artist, Basketball player)
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Birthdate: June 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
 24 
Tyrone Spong
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Birthdate: September 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
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Ray Mercer
(Boxer, Kickboxer, and mixed martial artist)
Ray Mercer
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Birthdate: April 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
 26 
Lorenz Larkin
(Mixed martial artist)
Lorenz Larkin
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Birthdate: September 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
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Abdul Razak Alhassan
(Mixed martial artist)
Abdul Razak Alhassan
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Birthdate: August 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
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Melvin Guillard
(Mixed martial artist)
Melvin Guillard
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Birthdate: March 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Fernand Lopez
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Fernand Lopez
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Birthdate: November 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lekié, Cameroon
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Yves Edwards
(Mixed Martial Artists)
Yves Edwards
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Birthdate: September 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
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Marcus Brimage
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Marcus Brimage
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Birthdate: April 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Hakeem Dawodu
(Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: July 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Dada 5000
(Mixed martial arts fighter)
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Birthdate: August 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cat Island, Bahamas
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Marc Diakiese
(Lightweight Mixed martial artist)
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Birthdate: March 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Darren Stewart
(Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: December 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poplar, East London, England
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Manel Kape
(Flyweight mixed martial artist)
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Birthdate: November 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
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Marion Reneau
(Retired Bantamweight Mixed martial artist)
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Birthdate: June 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulare, California, United States
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Cosmo Alexandre
(Kickboxer, Mixed martial art)
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Birthdate: April 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santos, Brazil
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Rhadi Ferguson
(Mixed martial artist, Judoka)
Rhadi Ferguson
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Birthdate: April 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
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Michael Page
(Boxer, Kickboxing)
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Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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Maurice Smith
(Mixed martial artist)
Maurice Smith
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Birthdate: December 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
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Yorgan De Castro
(Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: December 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mindelo, Cape Verde

Yorgan De Castro is a Cape Verdean professional fighter and mixed martial artist. Although he currently competes in the Eagle Fighting Championship, Castro is best known for his participation in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he won the Performance of the Night award for his fight against Justin Tafa. 

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Darrion Caldwell
(Mixed martial artist)
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Birthdate: December 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
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Impa Kasanganay
(Who competes in the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions)
Impa Kasanganay
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Birthdate: January 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Gilbert Yvel
(Mixed martial artist)
Gilbert Yvel
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Birthdate: June 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
 46 
Julius Francis
(Mixed martial artist, Boxer)
Julius Francis
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Birthdate: December 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peckham, London, England
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Matt Skelton
(Former professional boxer, kickboxer, and mixed martial artist)
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Birthdate: January 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bedford, England
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Ed Ruth
(Mixed martial artist, Amateur wrestler)
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Birthdate: October 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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Dalcha Lungiambula
(Mixed martial artist, kickboxer)
Dalcha Lungiambula
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Birthdate: July 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Sokoudjou
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Sokoudjou
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Birthdate: April 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cameroon Hom'la, Cameroon